December 7, 2020

HOLD THE ROPE for the week of December 7, 2020

Praise and thank the Lord for –

·        His matchless love

·        His provision for the chapter’s upcoming virtual Christmas party

·        His care for our November needs

·        The work of the chapter’s budget sub-committee putting together a 2021 budget for the chapter

Please pray with me for –

·        The taping and production of the chapter’s virtual Christmas party this coming Friday afternoon; pray especially for Valarie and a young girl who will appear in the video; pray many will respond to our offer of a free curbside family gift pick up (modeled after our August back-to-school model) – ask for the Lord’s blessing on this and that He would be lifted up and glorified

·        The production of the chapter’s “Missions Ignite!” videos – our plan is to have the first series up and ready for viewing by the end of January – it will be the true story of Cameron Townsend, the founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators; ask the Lord to use this to teach saved children about missions and challenge them.

·        The restart of our chapter’s virtual Good News Club which will begin on January 12 and 14 – we will be emailing and using social media to inform the kids of this; pray too for our volunteers who join us in teaching

·        The chapter’s end-of-the-year newsletter which will be emailed this week – may it be an effective tool

·        The possibility of doing a Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 1 class via Zoom – interested people should contact Val

·        Al Blackburn’s continued strengthening and total recovery

·        The international leadership of CEF – ask the Lord to protect this ministry; pray for the international board of trustees asking the Lord to impress upon these men and women His righteous desires for this vital ministry – many issues need to be wisely resolved and  cared for

·        The chapter’s end-of-the-year finances – ask the Lord to provide enough funds to completely pay all bills and obligations; if you sense the Lord urging you to partner with us – go to our chapter website ( and click on the “Donate Now” button found on the opening page.  Thanks.

·        The children and families in our chapter – may He give us additional insight and creativity in order to more effectively reach them with the truth of the gospel

·        The children of North Korea

·        Val and her ongoing ministry with “Good News Club TV” – she has been invited to join in the production of the fourth series – what a tremendous opportunity to reach children and families throughout the English-speaking world

·        Safety in these days of COVID-19 – may believers lead the way in doing the right things and making good choices

·        Rita — having some difficulty with BP and under the care of a doctor

·        Ruth Johnson and her son Lex who needs to the Lord Jesus as Savior

Let me assure you of the importance of this ministry of prayer – when someone knows the Lord Jesus as Savior, it is our joy and responsibility to come before His throne of grace to worship Him and share with Him requests like these.  Thanks for taking time to pray.  Blessings – Mike

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